Opportunistic Routing Protocols in Underwater Sensor Networks: Challenges and Future Directions

Speaker:  Varun G Menon – Kochi, Kerala, India
Topic(s):  Networks and Communications


Underwater Sensor Networks have emerged as one of the most popular researched areas in the networking field due to their numerous applications in ocean exploration, underwater surveillance, pollution detection, submarine tracking and disaster prevention. With unique characteristics such as higher delay in transmission, dynamic nodes, limited storage and battery, the most important challenge for researchers is in efficient routing of data packets from the source to the destination nodes. The recently proposed Opportunistic Routing technique has emerged as the most efficient solution to this problem. Opportunistic Routing utilizes the reception of the same broadcasted packet at multiple neighboring nodes in the network and selects one best forwarder node dynamically from the set of multiple receivers based on some unique metric.
This lecture discusses the working and behavior of the latest opportunistic routing protocols proposed for Underwater Sensor Networks and presents the challenges and future research directions.
Topics covered in the lecture
Introduction to Underwater Sensor Networks
Challenges in Routing in Underwater Sensor Networks
Opportunistic Routing Protocols
Classification of  Opportunistic Protocols
Major Opportunistic Protocols in Underwater Sensor Networks
Issues and Challenges
Future Research Directions


About this Lecture

Number of Slides:  60
Duration:  75 minutes
Languages Available:  English
Last Updated: 

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